BCS Rankings 2013: Most Overrated Teams Entering Week 10

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BCS Rankings 2013: Most Overrated Teams Entering Week 10
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With the second week of BCS rankings released, there were naturally still some teams that were ranked too high based off of what they've done so far this season.

There wasn't much debate as to who should be No. 1, with the Alabama Crimson Tide looking for their third straight national championship.  Meanwhile, teams like Oregon, Florida State and Ohio State are looking to stay undefeated and grab the No. 2 spot to play Alabama at the end of the season.

Below are the current BCS standings, followed by a breakdown of the most overrated teams in the Top 25.

Week 10 BCS Rankings
Rank Team Pvs Avg
1. Alabama 1 .9937
2. Oregon 3 .9517
3. Florida State 2 .9211
4. Ohio State 4 .8840
5. Stanford 6 .7918
6. Baylor 8 .7645
7. Miami (FL) 7 .7560
8. Clemson 9 .6687
9. Missouri 5 .6096
10 Oklahoma 15 .6064
11. Auburn 11 .6025
12. Texas A&M 16 .4812
13. LSU 13 .4630
14. South Carolina 21 .4486
15. Texas Tech 10 .3749
16. Fresno State 17 .3669
17. Northern Illinois 18 .3335
18. Oklahoma State 19 .3113
19. Louisville 20 .2599
20. UCLA 12 .2338
21. Michigan 22 .1875
22. Michigan State NR .1811
23. UCF 23 .1789
24. Wisconsin NR .0993
25. Notre Dame NR .0928

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7. Miami Hurricanes

Even though the Miami Hurricanes are undefeated, they haven't exactly had any incredibly convincing wins in 2013.

The Hurricanes nearly fell to Wake Forest last week, winning 24-21 thanks to a last-minute touchdown. They survived another close one the week before against North Carolina, with Dallas Crawford scoring a touchdown with just 16 seconds remaining.

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The big disappointment this season has been Stephen Morris.  He was supposed to have a breakout season, but instead he's completed less than 60 percent of his passes with 10 touchdowns and eight interceptions.

The running game has made up for Morris' struggles.  Duke Johnson has been having a great season, running for 823 yards and six touchdowns while averaging 6.7 yards per carry.  Crawford has put up another 291 yards and nine touchdowns on the ground.

While Miami is overrated right now, that should correct itself after this week's game against Florida State.  Jameis Winston will likely be able to lead the Seminoles to another big win, and the Hurricanes should fall out of the top-10 instead of being ahead of teams like Clemson and Missouri.

 

15. Texas Tech Red Raiders

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Offensively, Texas Tech is one of the more entertaining teams to watch in the country.  However, their defense has yet to impress and the offense finally hit a bit of a bump last week against the Oklahoma Sooners.

In the 38-30 loss to Oklahoma, the Red Raiders allowed 526 total yards.  The Sooners ran all over them, putting up 277 yards and three touchdowns on the ground.  The passing game struggled for Texas Tech as well, as Davis Webb had two interceptions.

Some of the wins for the Red Raiders haven't exactly been impressive, either.  They won by just seven points against the 1-6 Iowa State Cyclones and by just 10 against the 3-5 West Virginia Mountaineers.

The Red Raiders weren't exactly tested in their first seven games, but we saw that they struggled when playing a solid team.  With a game this week against Oklahoma State, we should be able to see if Texas Tech is for real or not.

 

25. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

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It seems like the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are always overrated in the BCS standings, but that's to be expected for a team with as much history as they have.

There are currently six teams in the Top 25 with two losses, and Notre Dame have been the least impressive of those six teams.  Their two losses against Michigan and Oklahoma were by a combined 24 points, and before the 45-10 win over Air Force, their average margin of victory was just 8.0 points in the other five wins.

Notre Dame doesn't rank high in any category, their offense doesn't have any explosive playmakers and the defense isn't nearly as dominant as it was in 2012.  Still, it's unlikely that they fall out of the rankings with upcoming games against Navy and Pittsburgh, but that doesn't mean that they aren't an overrated team.

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